Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Pout Pout Fish

Gathering Activity: We played with fish puzzles and read fish themed books.

Circle Time: We read The Pout Pout Fish by  Deborah Diesen.  We sang songs about fish, practiced color words with colorful flannel board fish, and played with fish puppets.

Art Activity: Paper Bag Fish

Materials Needed: A paper lunch sack, plain paper bag, crumpled newspaper to stuff the sack, glue, pipe cleaners, and decoration material such as glitter glue, googly eyes, sequins or metallic confetti, markers, colored paper etc...

1. Stuff half the sack with crumpled newspaper.
2. Twist on a pipe cleaner above the stuffing to form the body and tail.
3. Glue on a pipe cleaner mouth and eyeball.
4. Decorate the tail and body.

Snack: Goldfish crackers and fish shaped sandwiches (created with a cookie cutter)

Playtime Activity: We played fishing games with magnetic poles and fish.   You can find directions to make these here, but we already had enough between all the families.


Debbie Diesen

I ran across this blog post and just wanted to thank you for including The Pout-Pout Fish in your fishy-book line-up last fall. The activities you did are great! I love the paper bag fish. What fun!

Best Fishes,
Debbie Diesen (author of The Pout-Pout Fish)


Thanks for the great activities! We just did a unit on Oceans and Beaches, where I incorporated several of your activities including the paper bag fish :)
Take a look if you want:

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